Corallomyxa (cor-al-owe-mix-a) large reticulate amoeba, rarely reported, from marine sites. May occur as extended amoebae and cysts. This is a single amoeboid cell. Phase contrast micrograph. This picture was taken by David Patterson, Linda Amaral Zettler, Mike Peglar and Tom Nerad from cultures and other materials maintained at the American Type Culture Collection during 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, L Amaral-Zettler, M. Peglar and T. Nerad, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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|Description of Corallomyxa: Multinucleate amoeba forms reticulate plasmodium when attached. Releases multinucleate or uninucleate 'buds' under adverse conditions, such as prey depletion. In some, centriole-like bodies have been observed by TEM suggesting possible allegiance with the Acanthamoebidae. Type species: C. mirabilis Grell, 1966. |